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Maybe, sometimes more (generally speaking under Virginia law.) The answer to this question depends on the type of health insurance you have. Virginia law states that you do not have to pay back health insurance, sold to you in Virginia, out of personal injury proceeds UNLESS your health insurance is taxpayer funded, such as Medicaid.
Virginia also requires you to pay back Workers’ Comp if you have a third-party recovery. Federal law also requires you to pay back taxpayer funded health insurance such as Medicare and federal employees’ insurance. Federal law also requires that you pay back health coverage that qualifies as an ERISA plan.
If you have a regular plan of health insurance that you or your employer has purchased, FIRST, your health insurance should pay your medical bills. SECOND, the at-fault driver will then have to pay you 100% of your medical bills related to the crash. Your medical bills may be paid to you a THIRD time if you have medical benefits on your car insurance policy. (This is considered a no-fault coverage, so using it should not raise your insurance rates.) A FOURTH time may be possible if you have additional accident or injury coverage such as AFLAC. You need to check the policies to see what they cover.
This is not a complete answer. Each case is different and the answers may vary. We can check your insurance coverage and explain in more detail.
Traumatic brain injury falls into two broad categories, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Researchers have classified TBIs as:
Either form of TBI requires medical assistance, which can be expensive and may not be covered by insurance.
TBIs can have many causes, and each carries important legal differences. A minor car crash or something simply landing on your head can result in mild TBI. More severe cases lead to a cause of action for wrongful death.
A few common sources of TBI include:
Any injury to your head or brain caused by someone else’s actions may entitle you to legal compensation. We can explain more.
We handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid a legal fee until you receive a settlement or jury verdict award.
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